Martin Way allotments are located on two sites either side of Martin Way in Raynes Park at the junction with Bushey Road - see location map. We are one of 18 allotment sites in the London Borough of Merton and one of only 5 that are self-managed (although MAGA are waiting to sign the formal agreement with LBM). We have over 250 plots spread across our two sites, which are identified as the east and west side plots, covering an area of over 11 acres.
We are a very active de facto self-managed site with a small committee of volunteers, with a waiting list which is relatively short compared to the council-run sites. We also expect plot holders to assist with various working parties, etc during the year as any members of a small community would do to help each other. Currently we have around 95% of our plots let.
We have regular socials throughout the year, the latest being the MAGA Pumpkinfest took place on Saturday 29th October. Many thanks go to the various local businesses who supported the 2017 plant sale and tombola.
We also have a shop which is open at weekends during the growing season from February to October (Sundays only during July and August), along with an adjacent accessible toilet.
If you would like to come and see us please either come along to one of our social events and introduce yourselves, come into the shop during opening hours or email us using 'get in touch'.
If you would like to have a plot and you are resident in Merton please read the Apply for a Plot page taking note of the commitment in having an allotment!
The MAGA Plant Sale is proposed to be on 26th May on the west side.
The latest newsletter is here - December 2017
Did you know that one of our plot holders has been writing a blog about his plot since 2012 - read here for more details